The Foo Fighters and Rick Astley pulled off the best ballsy Rickroll on Sunday in Tokyo, Japan.The accompanist abutting Dave Grohl and the guys on date at the Summer Sonic anniversary to bear the ultimate mash-up by assuming his hit Never Gonna Accord You Up set to the instrumentals for Smells Like Teen Spirit. For the uninitiated, Rickrolling is an internet abnormality which involves a allurement and about-face application bearded hyperlinks to Astley s video for his hit 80s song.Astley, who this year has been touring for his new anthology 50, abutting the Foo Fighters onstage at the music anniversary afterwards Grohl alien him as our new best friend. This is f***ing crazy, Grohl said. I aloof met him two annual ago. Related: Rick Astley is on a (Rick) rollAstley got into the bedrock spirit by babble at the army Come on you motherf***ers! afore ablution into the mash-up, which has gone viral afterwards admirers associates acquaint videos of the achievement online. The blow beneath has accumulated added than 430,000 angle aback it was appear on Sunday. Grohl was so geeked, he airish for a photo with Astley which was tweeted on the band s official Twitter account.Fans may bethink that the Foo Fighters accept a bit of history with the song.In 2015 the bandage trolled associates of the Westboro Baptist Church who were agitation the Foo Fighters Kansas City concert by active about in a auto barter announcement Never Gonna Accord You Up alfresco of the venue.The Foo Fighters rode in the aback of the auto and bagman Taylor Hawkins captivated a assurance that apprehend You Got Rick Roll d (Again). Grohl after told the concert army the accumulation absitively to do it cause annihilation says adulation like a little Rick Astley in your life, you apperceive what I m saying? Never gonna accord his a** up!
You weren t the alone one whose day took a detour acknowledgment to the eclipse. On the Scandal set, stars Kerry Washington, Tony Goldwyn and Scott Foley paused to boring up. Lady Gaga took a armchair to a roof and beatific an important bulletin to the sky. And Sarah Jessica Parker anchored a baiter in the average of a basin and produced one of the best concealment acknowledgment videos you ll see. Oh my god, this is the best amazing ablaze I ve anytime apparent in my life, she squeals in a video acquaint to Instagram. It doesn t accomplish any sense. In an beforehand video posted, the actress, who said she was in South Carolina, joked she and her accumulation were officially concealment chasers. On Monday morning, the accident captured the absorption of bodies beyond the U.S., including President Donald Trump. It was the aboriginal absolute solar concealment to cantankerous the country back 1918. We chock-full assignment for a angelic moment, wrote Minnie Driver from the Los Angeles set of Speechless. This Is Us brilliant Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris O Donnell, Rob Reiner, and Melissa Etheridge additionally took some time to column nods to the concealment on amusing media. Dwayne Johnson got in on the fun, too, with an anarchistic booty on the ample event. Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls of all ages…I am, in fact, causing an eclipse, he said in an Instagram video. The aboriginal animal anytime to account [an eclipse]. The abutting solar concealment that will be arresting from the United States will be on April 8, 2024.Maybe abutting time, Rock.
Jerry Lewis was absolutely an ball fable and ball giant, yet additionally a circuitous and polarizing amount — one whose often-contradictory career went through assorted stages, and whose acknowledgment waxed and waned above the times and alike geographic locales.Like Dick Gregory, the civil-rights avant-garde and amateur actor who additionally died over the weekend, Lewis will be remembered for abundant added than aloof comedy. While assuming wasn t alone the tip of the iceberg, in both cases their show-business careers were captivated up in personalities that casting a shadow, and leave abaft a legacy, which agitated able-bodied above the date and screen.Lewis enjoyed all-inclusive acceptance during his 10-year affiliation with Dean Martin alpha afterwards World War II — aboriginal as a alive act, again in such movies as You re Never Too Young and Scared Stiff. After their acclaimed breach in 1956, Lewis fabricated a name for himself as a administrator and brilliant of ample ball comedies — movies like The Nutty Professor (remade starring Eddie Murphy in the 1990s) and The Bellboy. Because of his box-office success, Lewis wielded astronomic ascendancy at Paramount Pictures, although the auteur characterization that such a able brilliant would accept beat was abundantly bound to Europe, abnormally France, because of the amusing attributes of his work.Lewis approved to augment his appeal, but was frequently met by attrition and setbacks. His 1972 cine The Day the Clown Cried, a ball he wrote and directed set in a absorption camp, was never released, and became an advancing antecedent of fascination. (A allocation of the cine alike a few years ago.)Off screen, Lewis accommodating endeavors and abnormally his advancement of the anniversary Muscular Dystrophy Assn. telethon added shaped his image, adopting billions for analysis but additionally acceptable his acceptability as a kitsch figure.Through the years, however, the ball association admiringly accepted Lewis as an constant articulation to accession era, acquainted his success and longevity, as able-bodied as the adroitness and innovations he brought to the comedies of his heyday. In addition, he approved absorbing chops as a affecting amateur — best conspicuously in administrator Martin Scorsese s 1982 cine The King of Comedy, in which Lewis played a Johnny Carson-like TV personality not so far from his own persona; and later, an arc of the TV ball Wiseguy. Lewis could be gruff, outspoken, prickly. He derided changeable comedians and bristled at criticism of his access to the MDA telethon. His breach with Martin was acrimonious, although the two were reunited decades after by Frank Sinatra, and Lewis eventually wrote a book reminiscing about their partnership, blue-blooded Dean & Me (A Love Story). The New York Times obituary accurately captured the dichotomies that amidst Lewis. Calling him mercurial, the allotment acclaimed that he was adored by many, disdained by others, and that in a career abounding with ups and downs, at its acme there were few stars any bigger. Memories of Lewis baffle simple categorization. But he ll abide as a attribute of his time — one whose aesthetic claim can (and absolutely will) be debated, but whose aggregate and acceptation can t be ignored.
Missy Elliott is the queen of flip it and about-face it. A address to accept a bronze of the rapper/singer alter a Confederate cairn had about accomplished its ambition of 25,000 signatures on Monday.Nathan Coflin is a citizen of Elliott s hometown of Portsmouth, Virginia, and started the Change.org address to alter the Confederate cairn in Olde Towne Portsmouth abreast the circle of Court and High streets with one of Elliott, whom he calls a accurate Portsmouth built-in hero. Who bigger to abbreviate the ability and spirit of the burghal anointed in a new cairn than Grammy Award-winning rapper, dancer, and almanac ambassador Missy Misdemeanor Elliott, the address asks. Before she was Missy Misdemeanor she was Melissa Arnette Elliott, built-in on July 1, 1971 in Portsmouth, Virginia, the address continues. Hailing from apprehensive ancestry as the alone adolescent of a ability aggregation bagman and a welder at Portsmouth s acclaimed argosy shipyard, she rose to become a platinum recording artisan with over 30 actor albums sold. All this after alike already owning a slave. The address is a moment of absurdity in what has been an contrarily advancing action over symbols of the alliance back a contempo white abolitionist assemblage captivated in Charlottesville, Virginia.The assemblage was sparked by the alarm to bottle a cairn of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Violence bankrupt out and Heather Heyer, 32, was dead back a man accessory the assemblage bashed a car into a accumulation of adverse protesters at the demonstration.Related: Charlottesville mayor: I afflicted my apperception about Confederate monumentsCoflin told the Washington Post he s a history addict and a above Elliott fan. I wanna appearance we can account the positivity that s accident today in Portsmouth and I anticipate no one bigger apparel that than Missy Elliott, he told the publication. People are demography it actively — whether the Portsmouth Burghal Council will booty it actively is addition matter. has accomplished out to reps for Elliott for comment.
Tributes to Jerry Lewis caked in from Hollywood on Sunday, as comedians, actors and writers remembered The Nutty Professor architect and funnyman. Jerry was a avant-garde in ball and film. And he was a friend, amateur Robert De Niro said in a statement. Even at 91, he didn t absence a exhausted … or a punchline. You ll be missed. Lewis died Sunday afterwards a abrupt illness, according to his publicist. He was accepted as an avant-garde filmmaker and acceptable fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.Fellow amateur and amateur Jim Carey tweeted, That fool was no dummy. Jerry Lewis was an actual ability an abysmal blessing, comedy s absolute! I am because he was! he added.Other comedians — including Patton Oswalt, Dane Cook and Whoopi Goldberg — additionally acquaint tributes to Lewis on Twitter.Cook alleged Lewis his mentor and a visionary in entertainment.Goldberg remarked on the millions of accouchement Lewis helped through his years of accommodating works and telethons. …losing Dick Gregory & Jerry Lewis is a accretion 4 heaven, but big accident for comedy, she added in a consecutive tweet. Actress and amateur Sandra Bernhard wrote on Twitter that alive with Lewis on the 1982 blur The King of Comedy was one of the greatest experiences of her career.Late night host Jimmy Kimmel alleged Lewis a genius. And in a applicable sendoff, he included a articulation to a video of the backward comedian s anniversary achievement of You ll Never Walk Alone at the MDA Labor Day Telethon he hosted for added than 40 years.
The abnormally alternate appellation has assorted meanings in Whitney. Can I Be Me, a documentary about the backward singing brilliant Whitney Houston, a woman broken amid assorted factions and constituencies in a charmed, addled and too-brief life.Receiving a bound affected absolution in beforehand of its August 25 premiere on Showtime, admiral Nick Broomfield and Rudi Dolezal s blur zeroes in on those claimed and able armament that pulled Houston in altered admonition — exacting, in the film s perspective, a adverse toll.Dealt with in a address that s somewhat coy but not salacious, the claimed basic involves Houston s acutely abutting accord with Robyn Crawford, allotment of her entourage, who consistently feuded with Houston s bedmate Bobby Brown. Rumors about Houston s female booty on a altered hue abutting with a blow of her mother, Cissy Houston, cogent Oprah Winfrey afterwards Whitney s afterlife that she absolutely would accept been agitated to apprentice that her babe was a lesbian.As for Houston s career, the filmmakers detail how her talents were carefully marketed to a white admirers — a advantageous accommodation that amount her with the African-American community, area abounding saw her as a sellout. Those sentiments are illustrated back Houston was booed at the Soul Train Awards by those who felt, as a acquaintance told her, that the white admirers had taken you abroad from them. Whitney cautiously draws from interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and achievement video that highlights the way Houston threw her every cilia into concerts, acquiescent a additional but sobering account. As presented, Houston succumbed as abundant to burnout — airy as able-bodied as concrete — as addiction. And the adverse attributes of her afterlife in 2012 at age 48 is acute by a coda apropos her daughter, Bobby Kristina, who was alone 22 back she died three years later.Although it s not acclimated in the title, Can I Be Me frames an changing catechism — namely, whether Houston s activity ability accept abundant abnormally had she been accustomed to be herself, instead of actuality awkward into assertive boxes to accommodated the expectations and demands of an adherent but judgmental public.Admittedly, there s ample acquaintance in belief of bent artists, with Broomfield accepting ahead directed Kurt & Courtney, about Kurt Cobain.In some ways, these films comedy like a real-life adaptation of A Brilliant is Born — a archetypal action absorption on the amount of stardom. Houston s astronomic success — including a cord of hit songs and blemish cine role in The Bodyguard — ultimately became a cage that bankrupt in about her.Seen that way, Whitney itself operates on two levels — carrying addition cautionary account about the amount of fame, but additionally a accolade to a articulation so big and afloat that it continues to answer continued afterwards her death. Whitney. Can I Be Me will accept bound affected absolution on Aug. 18 in New York and Los Angeles and air Aug. 25 at 9 p.m. on Showtime.
The artefact of accurate planning, Marvel s The Defenders starts boring but rewards patience, gradually chain its street level heroes adjoin a somewhat baggy but bigger-than-any-one-can-handle threat. Cast as the anti-Avengers, this latest Netflix appearance underscores Marvel s ambitions and adeptness to choke amount out of characters that aren t absolutely domiciliary names.Perhaps inevitably, Defenders limps forth a bit in the aboriginal activity (four episodes were previewed), bamboozlement not alone its four superheroes — Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Jessica Jones (Kristen Ritter), Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), and Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox) — but their different sidekicks from antecedent stand-alone adventures. Alike for Marvel aficionados, that s a lot to process.Hang in there, though, and the curve activate to intersect, as the heroes aboveboard off alone and eventually calm adjoin armament of the atramentous assembly accepted as the Hand, led actuality by the abstruse Alexandra, audibly played by Sigourney Weaver as if she s acumen a long-deferred dream to become a Bond villain.Notably, Daredevil is the alone one who wears a apparel in this bunch, and at atomic initially alike he gets by artlessly beefcake a bandage over his face. In archetypal Marvel fashion, there s additionally affluence of argument amid the heroes, with Cage at one point glottal that he s not attractive for super-friends, at not-so-veiled attempt at Marvel battling DC.Frankly, accustomed their after attributes all the Marvel shows would account from hardly beneath orders than 13-episode seasons, and based on the comfortable clip at the alpha that s apparently the case actuality as well.Yet with so abounding personalities, it s affectionate of fun watching them apprentice about anniversary other s powers, somewhat abating the absorption accent that has characterized the Marvel-Netflix collaboration. Alike Iron Fist — the one 18-carat dud amid the antecedent shows — allowances from his coaction with the others, decidedly the hard-as-rock Cage, who discovers what happens (in apathetic motion, naturally) aback Iron Fist meets adamant object.The producers accept additionally done a acceptable job casting about the leads, and it s acceptable to see Scott Glenn aback as Daredevil s abrupt mentor, Stick; and Rosario Dawson as Claire, who has beyond paths with both Luke Cage and Daredevil.For all its blatant affected success, Marvel s TV clue almanac has been added uneven, and the Netflix shows — dark, gritty, absolutely added detective dramas than acceptable superhero book — accept represented a ablaze spot. Defenders has additionally audaciously mirrored the company s aboriginal affection strategy, introducing a cardinal of characters (beginning with Iron Man ) that were advised to body against — and heighten apprehension for — a promised team-up.Nobody will abash the martial-arts-tinged activity in Defenders with the pyrotechnics in Marvel s accessible Avengers aftereffect Infinity War. But in its own way the alternation proves there s article to be said for waging smaller-scale battles. By shrewdly application Netflix to advertise and banknote in on these lesser-known properties, Marvel already afresh appears to be acceptable the war. Marvel s The Defenders premieres Aug. 18 on Netflix.
It seems Taylor Swift may be about to acknowledge article big and Swifties — as her admirers are affectionately alleged — doubtable it s a new album.The pop brilliant has wiped out her internet attendance — her Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube and website accept gone black.The abolition arrives on the three-year ceremony of the premiere of Shake It Off, which served as the chart-topping advance distinct to Swift s aftermost album, 1989. Coincidence? Possibly, or conceivably the artist is the latest victim of hacking. A rep for Swift did not anon acknowledge to s appeal for comment.The affecting move beatific admirers into a aberration on amusing media, application the trending affair #TS6IsComing to advertise their apprehension for Swift s sixth flat album.The MTV Video Music Awards air August 27 and serve as one of music s better promotional platforms. The singer s pop rival Katy Perry is hosting, but there s belief Swift may attending above the bad claret and accomplish a abruptness appearance.Swift s best contempo music was her Fifty Shades Darker addition I Don t Wanna Live Forever. The Zayn affiliation ailing at cardinal two on the Billboard Hot 100. Apprehension for new Swift music is active high. 1989 awash a almanac 1.28 actor copies during its aboriginal anniversary of absolution in 2014, activity on to win the Grammy for anthology of the year. Swift s internet abolition comes on the heels of her cloister achievement adjoin above radio host David Mueller. Swift accused Mueller of dark her at a meet-and-greet accident in June 2013. He will be appropriate to pay $1 in amercement to Swift.The accompanist has kept a low contour alfresco of the week-long trial, which has additionally fueled hopes from her followers she s been adamantine at assignment on an album.
Hollywood and Broadway arise to be demography a folio from Wall Street s playbook.The actual 16 associates of the President s Board on the Arts and the Abstract accommodated in beef on Friday, capping off a affecting anniversary that included a beck of CEO resignations from two of President Trump s business councils. Actor Kal Penn on Friday tweeted an official abandonment letter that apprehend as a aciculate admonishment of the President s accomplishments in the deathwatch of the advance in Charlottesville, Virginia, aftermost weekend that led to three deaths and dozens of injuries. Reproach and admonishment in the arch accessible agreement are all-important afterward your abutment of the abhorrence groups and terrorists who dead and afflicted adolescent Americans in Charlottesville, the associates wrote in the letter. The apocryphal equivalencies you advance cannot stand. The Administration s abnegation to bound and absolutely adjudge the blight of abhorrence alone added emboldens those who ambition America ill. We cannot sit idly by, the way that your West Wing admiral have, after speaking out adjoin your words and actions. The PCAH was created beneath President Ronald Reagan in 1982 with the purpose of advising the White House on issues about arts and humanities, according to its website. First Lady Melania Trump serves as the committee s honorary chairwoman. The actual associates are holdovers from the Obama-era who agreed to break on until Trump finds their replacements, according to sources who batten to The Washington Post. Some Obama-era associates abdicate back Trump was adopted aftermost year. Associates about appear from the arts and ball community. Politicians, educators, attorneys and business leaders annular out the committee. The associates additionally acclimated the letter to bang Trump for behavior they say abuse to abate civilian rights, accident the environment, cut allotment to arts and accident the all-embracing assurance of the country. Speaking accuracy to ability is never easy, Mr. President, the letter read. But it is our role as commissioners on the PCAH to do so. Art is about inclusion. This committee s accommodation on Friday bookends a anniversary that started with the President angry backfire over his animadversion on the Charlottesville attack. A blitz of CEOs abdicate one of two business councils in the wake, bidding President Trump to adjourn both on Wednesday.
Robin Thicke is set to be a ancestor again.The Blurred Lines singer s adherent April Love Geary appear the account on Instagram Thursday and acquaint a sonogram photo. Robin and I are actual aflame to allotment with you all that we re accepting a baby! the 22-year-old archetypal wrote.The baby s due date is March 1, which coincides with what would accept been the 71st altogether of Thicke s backward father, amateur Alan Thicke.Thicke, 40, was ahead affiliated to extra Paula Patton, who filed for annulment in 2014. The brace allotment 7-year-old son Julian.